Gwangju FC goes for a fifth straight win with Daejeon sacrifice
As the professional football K League 1 season enters its midway point, promoted side Gwangju FC are on a winning streak.
Having won their last four matches, including one in the FA Cup and three in the league, Gwangju FC has entered the top tier competition in earnest and will challenge fellow promoted team Daejeon Hana Citizen for a fifth straight win tomorrow.
Reporter Kim Jae-hyun reports.메이저사이트
After 17 rounds of the season, Gwangju is sitting in sixth place with seven wins, three draws and 24 points, enough to qualify for the top split.
After a strong start to the season, the team faltered a bit in April and May, but they are back on a winning streak again, as if to scoff at what some might call the limitations of a promoted team.
In the league, they are on a three-game winning streak without defeat in four matches since their 13th round defeat to Daegu FC last month.
Including the FA Cup round of 16 victory, they have won all four of their last matches.
▶ Sink: Lee Jung-hyo / Gwangju FC head coach / 7 June
- “I think other teams analysed us a lot, so we were making some changes, and I think the players implemented those changes well on the pitch, and I think that’s why we have these good results.”
Despite the loss of mainstays such as foreign striker Sandro and ace Uhm Ji-sung to accidents and injuries, the newcomers are doing their part.
On the 7th, foreign striker Thomas, who came on as a second-half substitute for Suwon Samsung Electronics, scored his league debut and a multi-goal performance to lead the team to a dramatic 2-1 victory.
▶ Sink: Thomas / K League 1 17R MVP
- “I feel great because I scored two goals, but more importantly, I feel great because my team was able to win and our fans were able to share in the joy.”
Continuing their fearless winning momentum, Gwangju will look to make it five wins in a row tomorrow (10th) away to Daejeon.